art + culture news  //  january 1, 2017
FIRST FRIDAY / Jan. 5 / G allery Guide

LMTCO First Friday: August Christian & John Floridis
Lake Missoula 
Tea Company
Dennis Sloan - Oil Pantings Gallery 709 Inside Montana Art & Framing
Julie Gautier-Downes: "Dioramas of Disaster"
E3 Convergence Gallery
"Nature" - Laura B Palmer
The Artists' Shop
First Friday with Missoula Community
La Stella Blu
First Friday Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties
First Friday: Benefit Art Auction Exhibition Reception Missoula Art Museum

For more information visit Missoula First Friday Events,  Website!

this week in missoula

First Night Missoula was a smashing success! Thank you to all of our hardworking artists, performers, board  members , and amazing volunteers. We look forward to ringing in another year of art, culture and celebration!

 Happy New Year from us at ARTS Missoula!

ZACC Gallery Openings
Friday, January 12th, 5:30-8:30pm
The Zootown Arts Community Center welcomes you to two openings: ZACC Family & Friends "Party Your Ascot" and Hallway Gallery Opening - Anxiety Spells. These two shows will be open all of January. You won't want to miss this!  Website!

Art Associates of Missoula // January Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, January 17th, 10am
[at Missoula Art Museum]
At this month's Art Associates of Missoula meeting,  Kay Langland will show and discuss her current work: Moon Dance Art Work, Jewelry and Recycling. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information call 544-0891.

Shape/Shift Opening //Radius Gallery
Opening Friday, January 26th, 5-7pm
Exhibit: January 26th to February 24th
Shape/Shift will feature work from Beth Lo, Pamela Caughey and Sean O'Connell - three exceptional Montana artists!  Website!

Still Live No. 7 // Bare Bait Dance
January 25th-27th
[The Open Space: UM PARTV Building]
Bare Bait invites you to "Still Live No. 7". "Guest Performers Jenny Stulberg & Lauren Simpson share a language of movement where body meets art, life and abstraction head on." For tickets and more details:  Website!

The Power of Art: Art Auction // Missoula Art Museum
Saturday, February 3rd
The Missoula Art Museum welcomes you to the 46th Benefit Art Auction. The evening will take place in the University of Montana, University Center Ballroom on the 3rd floor. Make your reservations by January 20th. For more information and tickets:  Website!

"Jazz for Lovers" // UM Jazz Program
Wednesday, February 14th
"Join us for the swinging sounds of nationally recognized vocalist Greta Metassa along with her group including (Missoula's own) bassist Clipper Anderson." For more details please email

in this issue
partners + affiliates
Montana Book Festival Festival Director 2018
Application OPEN
Auditions for  The 39 Steps
Missoula Community Theatre
Auditions: Sunday, January 28th, 12:30-3:30pm at MCT Center for the Performing Arts
Dunrovin Ranch, Call for Articles for monthly online Magazine
[700-1,200 words, about nature, animals, or Montana. Submissions must include a professional-quality photograph]. 
Submit to:
Next Step Prep SummerSession Applications OPEN!
Missoula Children's Theatre
Early Application Deadline: January 15th
Financial Aid Deadline: March 31st
regional events

Flowers, Trees & Honey Bees // Hockaday Museum of Art
Kalispell, MT
Opening: January 18th, 5-7pm
Hockaday Museum has a children's art exhibit featuring interpretations of a special garden. The exhibit runs from January 11th through February 17th. Take a look if you're in the Kalispell area!  Website!

Celebration of the Arts Exhibit // Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture

Bozeman, MT
December 8th - January 26th
The Emerson welcomes you to the 3rd Annual Celebration of the Arts Exhibit. The exhibit is a juried collection of art by regional and local artists. In correlation with this exhibit, the Celebration of the Arts Fundraiser will take place on January 26th.  Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

Zootown Arts Community Center

Missoula Art Museum

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Daytime Open Instruction
Monday's January 8th - March 19th

Winter Wood Fire
Tuesday's January 9th - March 20th

Ceramics for Ages 5-8
Thursday's January 18th - February 8th

For more information on ALL classes at The Clay Studio of Missoula click,  here!

Drop-In Classes 
  with Downtown Dance Collective  
Ages 13+
For all experience levels

Missoula Children's Theatre
Performing Arts Classes

Classes: January 15th-February 17th
Performances: February 16th & 17th

MCT  Website!
 for more details.

African Dance Class  with Unity Dance & Drum
Missoula Senior Center
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Contact: 549-7933  

Flamenco Montana Classes
Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre
Flamenco I: Tuesdays 1-2:30pm
Flamenco II: Wednesdays 7:30-9pm

Modern Dance Class  with Bare Bait Dance
Open Space, 005, PARTV Building, U of M
Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm
Contact →

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